January 2013

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January 14, 2013

members present: Monique Herzig, Jenny Haggerty, Kelly Farrah, Katy Balcer, Cassie Sweetnich, Jessica Keyser, Julie Updyke, Anne Yambor, Beth O’Connor

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Library Board Liaison – notes: Monique Herzig talked about installing a plaque for Elie and Noriah.
3. Library Staff- notes: Jessica Keyser talked about the Metro Times Blowout at the library May 2, 3, 4. This would be a fundraising opportunity for the FFL. We will get a temporary liquor license and sell beer/wine. Beth O’Connor is the chair and Jenny Haggerty is the co-chair.
4. Officer & Committee Reports

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary- minutes approved
  • Treasurer- notes: Tax obligation $614 due to state. See treasury notes.
  • Membership- notes: 63 memberships. 46 members up for renewal.
  • Book Store
  • Special Events- notes: books and roses April 21 from 11-6.
  • Public Relations- notes: the 500th “like” on Facebook gets a free membership.

6. Action Items – Review Calendar

  • Reception for New Director

We will have cake and punch.


  • Ferndale Public Schools Extravaganza- January 26

Volunteers needed at Library Table


  • Bookstore Volunteer Meeting & Appreciation

Pick a date – what’s the best day & time? How to show appreciation?

notes: daytime tea? weekend lunch?


  • FFL Strategic Plan


  • Engaging Membership (Renewals, Volunteers)

7. Adjourn- 8:30 pm.

Next Regular Meeting: Monday, February 11, 2013, 7:00pm

This is the FFL Book Club reading list for the first half of 2013.


January 29

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

February 26

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

March 26

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

April 29

The Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresiowski

May 28

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

June 25

The Absolutist by John Boyne

July 30

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Friends of the Ferndale Library (FFL) will hold a Reception to welcome Jessica Keyser, the new Director of the Ferndale Public Library.

The Reception will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013, from 1:00pm-3:00pm, at the Ferndale Public Library, (222 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale).

Light refreshments will be served. All are invited to attend.